Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for human resources managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 338,841 human resources managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 70.3% of all human resources managers are women, while 29.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed human resources manager is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of human resources managers is White (70.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.1%), Black or African American (7.7%) and Asian (5.7%).
  • Human resources managers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The technology industry is the highest-paying for human resources managers.
  • 18% of all human resources managers are LGBT.

Human Resources Manager Statistics By Gender

70.3% of human resources managers are women and 29.7% of human resources managers are men.

  • Female, 70.3%
  • Male, 29.7%

Human Resources Managers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female70.3%
Male29.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Human Resources Manager

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$83,455
female-income
Female Income
$78,125

Human Resources Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, general road foreman and plant superintendent have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Executive Assistant/Human Resources7%93%
Office Manager Of Human Resources10%90%
Business Office Manager15%85%
Human Resources Manager30%70%
Maintenance Director97%3%
Plant Superintendent97%3%
General Road Foreman97%3%

Human Resources Manager Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among human resources managers is White, which makes up 70.0% of all human resources managers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 70.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 7.7%
  • Asian, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 5.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Human Resources Manager Race

Human Resources Manager RacePercentages
White70.0%
Hispanic or Latino11.1%
Black or African American7.7%
Asian5.7%
Unknown5.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

Human Resources Manager Wage Gap By Race

Asian human resources managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american human resources managers have the lowest average salary at $80,955.
$89,000
$87,000
$85,000
$83,000
$81,000
$79,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$83,385
White$82,039
Black or African American$80,955
Asian$87,300
Hispanic or Latino$83,734

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Average Age of a Human Resources Manager

We determined the average age of human resources managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Human Resources Manager Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American5049
Unknown4645
Asian4143.5
Hispanic or Latino4144
White4747
American Indian and Alaska Native51

Human Resources Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of human resources manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of human resources managers is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Human Resources Manager Age

Human Resources Manager YearsPercentages
40+ years72%
30-40 years24%
20-30 years4%

Types of Human Resources Manager Degree Levels

The most common degree for human resources managers is bachelor's degree 67% of human resources managers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 13%.

  • Bachelors, 67%
  • Masters, 14%
  • Associate, 13%
  • High School Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Human Resources Managers By Education

Human Resources Manager DegreePercentages
Bachelors67%
Masters14%
Associate13%
High School Diploma3%
Other Degrees3%

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Human Resources Manager Wage Gap By Education

Human resources managers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $99,200 annually. With a Masters degree, human resources managers earn a median annual income of $95,718 compared to $86,653 for human resources managers with an Bachelors degree.
$100,000
$95,000
$90,000
$85,000
$80,000
$75,000
$70,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$95,718
Bachelor's Degree$86,653
Doctorate Degree$99,200
Some College/ Associate Degree$74,453

Human Resources Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where human resources managers work. We found most human resources managers work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most human resources managers is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire human resources managers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Human Resources Manager Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees7%
500 - 1,000 employees2%
1,000 - 10,000 employees14%
> 10,000 employees69%

The Types Of Companies Human Resources Manager Work In

Employees with the human resources manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most human resources managers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Human Resources Manager Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education1%
Public59%
Private37%
Government3%

Top Industries Hiring Human Resources Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ human resources managers. Those industries include retail, manufacturing and professional.

Fortune 500

Retail

Manufacturing

Professional

Technology

Human Resources Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics

The Average Number of Years That Human Resources Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 104,029 human resources managers resumes, we figured out that the average human resources manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Human Resources Manager Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year11%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years18%
8-10 years7%
11+ years11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Human Resources Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to human resources managers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Business Administration Internship4.78%93,605
Airport Manager5.19%5,664
Asset Manager10.51%64,732
Senior Implementation Manager11.01%141,775
Global Procurement Manager11.39%33,299
Learning Officer17.60%61,698
Human Resources Manager17.78%-

Human Resources Manager LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Business Administration Internship4.78%93,605
Airport Manager5.19%5,664
Asset Manager10.51%64,732
Senior Implementation Manager11.01%141,775
Global Procurement Manager11.39%33,299
Learning Officer17.60%61,698

Foreign Languages Spoken By Human Resources Managers

The most common foreign language among human resources managers is Spanish at 62.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.2% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 4.1%.

  • Spanish, 62.7%
  • French, 8.2%
  • Portuguese, 4.1%
  • German, 4.1%
  • Russian, 2.8%
  • Other, 18.1%

Human Resources Manager Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish62.7%
French8.2%
Portuguese4.1%
German4.1%
Russian2.8%
Other18.1%

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Where Do Human Resources Managers Earn The Most?

Human resources managers earn the most in Washington, where the average human resources manager salary is $95,730. The map here shows where human resources managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Human Resources Managers?

By looking through more than 104,029 resumes, we found that the most popular places for human resources managers are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Human Resources Managers

Number Of Human Resources Manager Jobs By State

Where Are Human Resources Managers In High Demand?

Human resources managers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 138 job openings for human resources managers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country human resources managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Human Resources Manager Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Human Resources Managers Are Female?

70.0% of human resources managers are female in the United States. This is 17.2 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female human resources managers has increased by 15.3 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 209,608 female human resources managers in the U.S. and 89,832 male human resources managers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 299,440 people with the specific job title of human resources manager and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Human Resources Manager Are There In The Us?

There are over 338,841 Human Resources Managers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Human Resources Managers Are Black?

7.7% of Human Resources Managers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Human Resources Managers?

Most a are White, with 70.0% of Human Resources Managers belonging to this ethnicity. 11.1% of Human Resources Managers are Hispanic or Latino, 7.7% of Human Resources Managers are Black or African American, 5.7% of Human Resources Managers are Asian, 5.1% of Human Resources Managers are Unknown, and 0.4% of Human Resources Managers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Human Resources Manager Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Human Resources Manager jobs are not male - dominated. 70% of Human Resources Managers are female, and 29% are male, so there are more female Human Resources Managers than male Human Resources Managers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Human Resources Manager?

The average Human Resources Manager is 47 years old. 72% of Human Resources Managers are 40+ years old or older, 24% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 4% are between 20-30 years old

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